A son of the mighty Empire Maker Zimmer raced for his breeder from ages 3 to 9. One of 86 stakes horses sired by Empire Maker, Zimmer is out of Grade 2 stakes winning mare Bella Chiarra, by Phone Trick. Successful on both coasts, Bella Chiarra recorded nine wins from ages 3 to 5 with wins in the Rampart H.-G2, HBPA H. and Columbiana H. A half-sister to multiple graded stakes winning sire David Copperfield and five other stakes horses, Bella Chiarra won over $600,000 while racing, placing in the Vanity H.-G1, Molly Pitcher Breeders’ Cup H.-G2, Louisville Breeders’ Cup H.-G2, Las Cienegas H.-G3, Pimlico Distaff-G3, Wilshire H.-G3, Osunitas H. and My Charmer S.
Zimmer won a maiden special weight on the dirt at Churchill Downs by 2 1/4 lengths and returned to the twin spires in his next start to win a 1 1/16 mile allowance race, defeating eventual multiple graded stakes winner Apart by 2 3/4 lengths, and multiple stakes-placed Wealth to Me, stakes-placed Electric Alphabet, and graded stakes-placed Letsgetitonmon. On the board in five of his next six starts Zimmer returned to the winner’s circle at Churchill after taking another 1 1/16 mile allowance. His next victory came at the same track and distance, defeating graded stakes horses Infrattini and Omniscient. Winning his California debut, Zimmer won a one mile turf allowance at Del Mar in 1:33.39 defeating multiple graded stakes winner Liberian Freighter, graded placed Massone, Seattle Ruler, etc.
Making 7 starts in 2014, both wins came at 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita. Second in the Joe Hernandez S., matching the distance and course of his 2014 wins, Zimmer rallied in deep stretch between foes for the placing, defeating a field of 100% stakes performers, including multiple graded stakes winner Unbridled’s Note.
Retired to stand at Prestige Stallions in Ocala in 2016 and now relocated to Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio for 2017. Zimmer won $312,829 and retired with a record of 7 wins, 5 times second, and 3 times third. In all Zimmer was on the board in 20 of his 30 lifetime starts and recorded a career best 109 Equibase speed figure. A handsome son of Empire Maker, Zimmer joins his other sons at stud such as Pioneerof the Nile, Bodemeister, Empire Way, and Sky Kingdom.
Ohio Nominated Stallion
30 starts. 7 wins - 5 seconds - 3 thirds
Stakes Placed. Earnings of $312,829.
Graded Stakes performer.
Equibase Speed Number 109
Zimmer's sire: Empire Maker
Unbridled - Toussaud, by El Gran Senor
Classic Sire of 11 G1SWs, Including
Bodemeister, Pioneerof the Nile,
2x BC Distaff Winner Royal Delta.
Grandsire of American Pharoah.
Empire Maker is standing at Gainesway, Lexington, KY. His fee is $85,000.